M2KA was a unique programme in the history of British local radio.
Created for, and presented by, the Police of the county of Kent, England, it was broadcast on Radio Medway the BBC Local radio station for the county.
This monthly programme was the brainchild of Langley Brown the innovative News Editor of BBC Radio Medway at the time.
The presenter was William (Bill) Kershaw the Kent Police PR officer at the time. Other people involved were John Barbour who read the sports report and Stephen Bell, who engineered the programme.
The programme was recorded at the studios of BBC Radio Medway and was broadcast on a Sunday evening. Uniquely, the transmission was also broadcast over a spare channel (Channel 3) of the Kent Police radio system so serving officers could listen in police cars and stations.
This is the Christmas 1976 edition of the programme which was unique in that it brought together three of the programme's presenters in the studio at the same time. It is also notable that all three were credited at the end along with Stephen Bell the programme engineer and Langley Brown the producer of the programme. Langley Brown was the BBC Radio Medway News Editor at the time - M2KA was his idea..
With grateful thanks to Linda Weeks, who was secretary of the Kent Police Training School who made and kept these recordings since 1976!